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Figure F2. Schematic model showing the influence of plateau uplift on monsoons. Monsoon rains cause focused erosion in the Himalaya and this in turn drives exhumation patterns and controls the orogenic structure. Sediment eroded from the mountain front forms the submarine fans of the Indian Ocean. STD = South Tibetan Detachment, MCT = Main Central Thrust, MBT = Main Boundary Thrust.

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